MDA5203  MISM5203 DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
DATA ANALYTICS/MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION
SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
MDA 5203/MISM 5203: DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
DATE: DECEMBER 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE [20 MARKS]
a) Explain the concept of decision making (4 Marks)
b) Describe the challenges of making decisions. (6 Marks)
c) Explain the relationship between problem solving and decision making.
(4 Marks)
d) Describe how neural networks are trained (6 Marks)
QUESTION TWO [15 MARKS]
a) Explain how Genetic Algorithm is used in decision support systems (5 Marks)
b) Describe the Data Warehouse Architecture for decision support systems (5 Marks)
c) Discuss the techniques used in intelligent decision support systems to mine data
(5 Marks)
QUESTION THREE [15 MARKS]
a) Describe the phases of decision-making process based on simon’s model (5 Marks)
b) Discuss the common strategies that are used in guiding decision-making processing.
(10 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR [15 MARKS]
a) Describe giving examples of six types of knowledge that you are likely to manage as
a decision maker. 10Marks
b) Discuss the main properties of a decision support systems (5Marks

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